Fifteen Utes are recognized for their scholarship.
One of only three to place in top eight in all three disciplines.
Becomes second diver in school history to advance to national meet.
Purss comes just shy of podium finish.
Utes aim for NCAA national qualification.
2013-14 - Team co-captain.
2012-13 - Placed fifth on the tower (522.45), sixth on the 3-meter (604.70) and ninth on the 1-meter (542.25) at the NCAA Diving Zone E Championships ... placed fourth on the 1-meter board (296.45), fifth on platform dives (255.25) and 18th in 3-meter dives (225.35) at the Pac-12 Championships ... won the 3-meter dive (300.90), runner up in the 1-meter dives (278.75) and third on the platform (225.50) at the Diving Falcon Invitational ... won the 1-meter (301.12) and the 3-meter (298.57) at Denver ... won the 1-meter (299.33) and took second on the 3-meter (246.75) against UNLV ... won the 1-meter (281.47) and the 3-meter (267.07) versus Cal.
2011-12 - Redshirt season.
Prior - Boasts best 1-meter score of 220.1, 3-meter score of 246.00, and 10-meter score of 253.00 ...placed 12th in 3-meter (246.00) at 2011 Winter Senior Nationals ... was an alternate for Canada Games Team ... competed in three Junior National Championships and five Senior National Championships ... placed seventh in 1-meter at 2009 Junior Nationals ... coached diving for four years ... coached by Lu Li.
Personal - Born January 14, 1991 ... daughter of Laura and Steve Merry ... has two brothers: Mitchell and Andrew ... enjoys hockey, hanging out with friends, camping, dirt-biking and skydiving ... previously competed in track and field, volleyball and gymnastics... placed third in long jump at City Championships ... coached diving for four years ... has overcome challenges due to a Lupus diagnosis to reach collegiate-diving level ... major is undecided ... intends to major in Mass Communication and Parks, Recreation and Tourism with an emphasis in sports management.